Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

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Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mount Moriah is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, and home to some of our city’s finest grave architecture.

Mount Moriah is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, and home to some of our city’s finest grave architecture. Trees and vines have engulfed the gravestones in some areas, giving the place the atmosphere of a lost city in the jungle. Almost every style of tomb can be found here, from Egyptian Revival to Art Nouveau. Guests will learn about the role of cemeteries as a place for leisure in the Victorian era, as well as the influence of the Freemasons. Part wilderness and part sculpture-garden, this city of the dead is by turns eerie and poignant. Join Hidden City as we peel back the canopy and reveal the wonders below.

**Masks are mandatory on all Hidden City Tours***

IMPORTANT DETAILS

We’ll meet at the main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd Street.***If you’re using Google Maps type in 6191 Kingsessing Avenue***

This tour requires significant walking, so practical shoes and water are a must. There are plenty of ticks, especially as the weather warms, so we recommend long pants, socks, and most of all a careful check of oneself after the tour is over.

Tour guide John Vidumsky has been exploring abandoned spaces for as long as he can remember. He recently received an MA in history from Temple University, where he studied 20th-century Russian history. John was Hidden City’s first intern!

Hidden City Members, remember to use your promo codes for discounts!

Questions, concerns, conundrums? Contact Hidden City project coordinator Celia Jailer at cjailer@hiddencityphila.org.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/death-life-at-mt-moriah-cemetery-tickets-378029164407

Venue

Mt. Moriah main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd St.
6191 Kingsessing Avenue, Kingsessing
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States